The Lyon Education & Adventure Program (LEAP) provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to have fun, learn, grow, and develop outdoor skills, leadership skills, and an appreciation for the environment. This program takes advantage of the ready accessibility to the many opportunities afforded by Lyon’s location in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.

Outdoor recreation trips are at the forefront of the program along with workshops and clinics to learn new skills in the outdoors and apply them to the classroom and life. LEAP also offers a leadership development program designed to put students in leadership roles, allow them to practice their decision-making skills, and experience self-discovery, confidence, and other leadership skills. Students can also attend skill workshops and become co-leaders on outdoor trips. They can progress through the program to become a full trip coordinator and then eventually plan and run trips themselves. This responsibility requires a commitment to the program and some additional medical training and competence.

Outdoor recreation trips are open to all students. There is a selection process for participation in the leadership development program.